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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


Tijd voor verandering

Vanaf volgde week stop ik met schrijven. In ieder geval tijdelijk. Ik voel dat het tijd is voor verandering. Mijn inspiratie is al langer niet wat ie was. De richting van die verandering betreft (vermoedelijk) mijn omgeving en niet mezelf. Mogelijk heeft mijn status quo te lang geduurd. Mijn balans en/of evenwicht beginnen soms op een vacuüm te lijken. De...

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AI economics

In 1987, American economist and Nobel laureate Robert Solow expressed the thinking of many: "You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics". Now, there's a similar question on artificial intelligence: "is 2024 going to be more like 1987 or more like 1995?" (Axios) Axios Macro: "In the 1990s and early 2000s, a revolution in...

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China’s Debt Mountain Is Even Bigger Than Feared (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: China’s Debt Mountain Is Even Bigger Than Feared By: Chris Anstey Date: 6 January 2024 "Japan’s descent into stagnation is an infamous economic tale known around the world. But at its start, in the early 1990s, it wasn’t abundantly clear what was happening to what was then the world’s No. 2 economy. Much to the frustration of Japan’s Ministry of...

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Does the Universe has a universal time?

Time is a human concept. It was invented by the Sumerian civilisation (c.5000 BC - c.1500 BC), or an unknown older civilisation. Time is also a mathematical concept, representing galactic orbits and distances. The Sumerian Base-60 system explains our use of 60 minutes and 60 seconds. Hence, each galaxy is likely to have its own - and mathematically matching -...

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China’s new social contract

On October 21, Bloomberg sent me an email newsletter, entitled China's new social contract. I was immediately reminded of the new Dutch political party with the same name: New Social Contract. In my view, that party is vague in its ambitions. I have a similar feeling about China's new ambitions. In my view, any society that hinders a market economy is doomed to...

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How to deal with someone’s denial

"Overcoming denial often depends on the nature of the problem. People often come to terms with the reality of a situation on their own given time and support." (source). I suppose this answer is valid. Still, by not challenging someone's denial, it may/will feel like denying someone's denial. In my past, I would confront someone's denial. I used to believe that...

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